The hosting company where SEO Scoop resides had some major problems today, so all of the sites that I host there were down for a good portion of the day. I hate days like this. My stomach ties in knots. I fret. I start thinking, again, of moving to another host. I fret some more.
Am now seriously considering finally making the plunge to a dedicated server. I dread the move of a bunch of sites, many with databases, and complex needs. What a hassle it would be. But I think in the long run, it would be the wisest choice.
I am considering using Vivio Technologies, primarily because their dedicated servers have the functionality that I need (ability to serve ColdFusion, without costing extra). If anyone has any feedback on Vivio, I'd appreciate it.
Also, I'm nervous in general about the whole process of being responsible for a dedicated server. The plan above is managed, so I assume that takes a fair amount of trouble out of my hands, but if anyone has anything to say about it, I'd appreciate it. I'm capable. I used to run my own server, way back in the day, but it was a Windows server, and it sat physically right next to me. A Linux box across the continent might be a whole 'nuther ball game. Thoughts?